VISPlus 2.X Users Manual
compatible computer running Windows 95/98/NT.
least 8MB RAM
least 2MB free hard drive disk space
supported by the operating system (not needed if not planning to print
Connecting Visual Plus To Your Computer
Connect the supplied Visual Plus computer cable to the computer cable port at
the back of the Visual Plus unit and to the printer port of your
computer. If you wish to use your printer to print reports, connect Visual
Plus to LPT2 and the printer to LPT1. If your computer has only one printer
port, connect Visual Plus and the printer to the computer printer port
via an A/B switch box, and switch between them.
Installing VISPlus Software On Your Computer
the VisPlusSetup file on your hard drive.
on the file.
self-extracting file will begin to install on your computer.
Next on the first page of the installation program. Click Next again. Click
Finish. At this point VISPlus is installed on your computer.
you have a previous version of VISPlus installed you can manually delete it.
Starting VISPlus Software
up the VISPlus software by double-clicking on the VISPlus 2.X icon on the
acquisition settings by selecting 'Recording' from the menu and clicking on
port address corresponds to the address of the printer port to which
Visual Plus module is attached. Typically if you have a single printer
port it would be located at address 0x378 and if you have a printer and
a second printer port for Visual Plus it would be located at 0x278. Some
laptops and older computers may also have the port located at 0x3BC. The
easiest way to tell which port address you have is to open
Manager->Ports, select the printer port which is connected to Visual
Plus module and click on properties. Select Resource from the tab on top
of the window and note the first number in the 'Input/Output' range.
Select this number in the data port address field of VISPlus software.
per acquisition point field tells VISPlus to take specified number of
readings for each point displayed on the screen. Higher value will slow
down acquisition. The optimal value will depend on the speed of your
computer. Values around 30 work well on Pentium-200Mhz. For slower
computers you may want to reduce this value and for faster computers
acquisition points field determines the total duration of the
experiment. Higher values will allow more time before inspection
acquisition settings are automatically saved into the registry and will be
recalled next time the program is executed.
Inspecting a Cylinder
customer information on the left side of the screen
- Customer name.
Number - Serial number of the cylinder being inspected.
- Name of the person performing inspection.
Hydro - Date and place of the last hydrostatic test for this
VISPlus - Date and place of the last VISPlus test for this cylinder.
Authorization Manufacturer - Optional field. If this cylinder fails
the inspection you can enter the name of the cylinder manufacturer here.
Authorization Number - Optional field. If this cylinder fails the
inspection you can enter the return authorization number you obtained
from the cylinder manufacturer here.
record data completely insert probe into the cylinder neck threads. When you
are ready to start inspection press F6. If the trace does not appear white
or purple then VISPlus is not communicating with Visual Plus module
properly. Slowly back out the probe from the cylinder. Ideally the trace
should be close to the end of fourth line by the time you are finished with
inspection. If you did not have enough time try increasing the Total
Acquisition Points value in the Acquisition Settings dialog and running
analyze the results please see the Cylinder Inspection section in the Visual
Plus module owner's guide.
of the VISPlus inspection can be easily printed using Ctrl-P, printer icon
on the main toolbar or by selecting File->Print. The software will
automatically select Landscape mode but if you need to use Portrait mode you
can do so by selecting this mode under printer properties. To save data use
Ctrl-S, save icon on the main toolbar or by selecting File->Save or
File->Save As. When saving a new file, the file name will default to the
cylinder serial number. If you are using another naming scheme you can do
this before clicking on the save button.